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ADVOCARE GROUP, INC 
Employer Toolkit
Slips, trips and falls, according to OSHA, contribute to 15% of 
all workplace fatalities – second only to motor vehicle 
...
The average cost of a slip and fall injury is $28,000, 
including medical bills, physical therapy, and missed 
wages. 
Sou...
Some tips for 
workplace safety for 
winter… 
© AdvoCare Group, LLC. 2014
Supply salt buckets 
at entrances so that 
employees and 
visitors can sprinkle 
salt each time the 
ice builds up. 
© Adv...
Get regular winter 
weather updates 
and broadcast them 
for travelers in and 
out of the office. 
© AdvoCare Group, INC. ...
DAY THREE 
Train employees on 
how to recognize 
signs of cold stress 
and frostbite. 
Visit: 
https://www.osha.gov/Public...
Mandate that all 
employees working 
outdoors wear cold 
weather personal 
protective 
equipment. 
© AdvoCare Group, INC 2...
Mark hazardous 
areas when 
necessary using 
temporary signs and 
cones. 
© AdvoCare Group, INC 2014 
DAY FIVE
Encourage 
employees to wear 
footwear with 
traction. 
© AdvoCare Group, INC. 2014 
DAY SIX
DAY SEVEN 
Make sure building 
entrances all have 
door mats to avoid 
slippage. 
© AdvoCare Group, INC. 2014
Provide a safe 
driving / winter car 
inspection checklist 
for all traveling 
employees. 
© AdvoCare Group, INC 2014 
DAY...
Clear all 
accumulations of 
snow from ledges 
and overhangs to 
avoid piles from 
falling overhead. 
© AdvoCare Group, IN...
DAY TEN 
Provide consistent 
access to fluids for 
continued 
hydration, 
particularly for 
those working 
outdoors. 
© Ad...
DAY ELEVEN 
Encourage extra 
hand washing. 
Weakened immune 
systems make us 
less alert. 
© AdvoCare Group, INC 2014
DAY TWELVE 
Host a weight 
maintenance 
competition. A 
healthy workforce is 
a safer workforce! 
© AdvoCare Group, INC 20...
ADVOCARE GROUP, LLC 
www.advocaregroup.com 
AdvoCare Group offers employers best-practice strategies for managing 
workpla...
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Employer Toolkit: 12 Days of Workplace Safety

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In the holiday spirit, AdvoCare Group shares some safety tips for the workplace, particularly for areas in which the weather gets colder.

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Employer Toolkit: 12 Days of Workplace Safety

  1. 1. ADVOCARE GROUP, INC Employer Toolkit
  2. 2. Slips, trips and falls, according to OSHA, contribute to 15% of all workplace fatalities – second only to motor vehicle accidents. They are also a significant contributor to overall workplace accidents. Source: http://www.workcompwire.com/2014/11/nearly-one-third-of-workers-comp-claims-in-midwest-caused-by-slips-falls-on-ice-and-snow/ © AdvoCare Group, INC. 2014 Winter Slips & Falls = 29% of all Workers’ Comp Claims in the Midwest
  3. 3. The average cost of a slip and fall injury is $28,000, including medical bills, physical therapy, and missed wages. Source: http://www.waininjurylaw.com/library/slip-and-fall-statictics-washington-state.cfm, the Andrew Kim Law Firm, PLLC reports basic slip and fall statistics, taken from the National Safety Council and the Bureau of Labor Statistics which include the following data Over one million people in the Unites States experience a significant slip, trip, or fall each year. © AdvoCare Group, INC. 2014
  4. 4. Some tips for workplace safety for winter… © AdvoCare Group, LLC. 2014
  5. 5. Supply salt buckets at entrances so that employees and visitors can sprinkle salt each time the ice builds up. © AdvoCare Group, INC. 2014 DAY ONE
  6. 6. Get regular winter weather updates and broadcast them for travelers in and out of the office. © AdvoCare Group, INC. 2014 DAY TWO
  7. 7. DAY THREE Train employees on how to recognize signs of cold stress and frostbite. Visit: https://www.osha.gov/Publicatio ns/OSHA3156.pdf © AdvoCare Group, INC. 2014
  8. 8. Mandate that all employees working outdoors wear cold weather personal protective equipment. © AdvoCare Group, INC 2014 DAY FOUR
  9. 9. Mark hazardous areas when necessary using temporary signs and cones. © AdvoCare Group, INC 2014 DAY FIVE
  10. 10. Encourage employees to wear footwear with traction. © AdvoCare Group, INC. 2014 DAY SIX
  11. 11. DAY SEVEN Make sure building entrances all have door mats to avoid slippage. © AdvoCare Group, INC. 2014
  12. 12. Provide a safe driving / winter car inspection checklist for all traveling employees. © AdvoCare Group, INC 2014 DAY EIGHT
  13. 13. Clear all accumulations of snow from ledges and overhangs to avoid piles from falling overhead. © AdvoCare Group, INC. 2014 DAY NINE
  14. 14. DAY TEN Provide consistent access to fluids for continued hydration, particularly for those working outdoors. © AdvoCare Group, INC. 2014
  15. 15. DAY ELEVEN Encourage extra hand washing. Weakened immune systems make us less alert. © AdvoCare Group, INC 2014
  16. 16. DAY TWELVE Host a weight maintenance competition. A healthy workforce is a safer workforce! © AdvoCare Group, INC 2014
  17. 17. ADVOCARE GROUP, LLC www.advocaregroup.com AdvoCare Group offers employers best-practice strategies for managing workplace injury, disability, and wellness initiatives throughout the USA. Our staff is comprised of administrative professionals and clinicians with vast experience in the fields of nursing and care coordination, holistic treatments, vocational counseling and rehabilitation, claims examination, and return-to-work practices.

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